Few changes made in school principals
by The Press and Standard | May 9, 2019 5:00 am
Last Updated: May 8, 2019 at 11:44 am
Students entering the 2019-2020 school year will find a lot of familiar faces in the principal’s offices of Colleton County’s schools when they return to the classroom after summer vacation.
Forest Hills and Northside elementary schools are the only schools that will see a change of leadership.
Wilsey Hamilton will move from the principal’s office at Northside Elementary to the principal’s office at Forest Hills Elementary School, where she replaces current principal Matthew Brantley.
Brantley will leave Forest Hills to become one of the assistant principals at Colleton County High School.
A replacement for Hamilton at Northside Elementary School was the only position left unfilled when the Colleton County School Board approved the administrative changes following an executive session at the board’s special meeting on April 30.
A search has begun to seek a new principal for Northside with applications being received from both current Colleton County School District employees and applicants from outside the district. That post will be filled in the coming months.
Brantley’s moving to the high school is part of a series of changes among the administrative positions at the high school that reflects a change in process of administering Thunderbolt Career and Technology Center.
In the new school year, William Hayden, a currently an associate high school principal, will become director of TCTC.
Maurice Cannon Sr. was reappointed as the principal at Colleton County High School and Anthony Kubik Jr., Charles Locklair, Seaward Middleton and Lauren Townsend were renamed assistant principals.
The administrative team at Colleton County Middle School will be unchanged in the next school year with Lauren Behie returning as principal; Uirica Bodison returning as assistant principal and Terry Dingle, Dandi Daniels and Ron Youmans remaining as administrative assistant principals.
Brenda Williams’ job title at the district’s Alternative School changes to coordinator. The Alternative School is currently housed in the middle school but will move to a new location when the work on turning the former Forest Circle Middle School into a new home for the district offices, Alternative School and adult education is completed.
At Black Street Early Childhood Center, Barbara Kulisek returns as principal.
Amy Liebenrood remains principal at Bells Elementary School; Janis Headden returns as Cottageville Elementary School as principal, joined by assistant principal Tasheena Allen; Hendersonville Elementary School finds Marcella Glover returning as principal and Joseph Hollington as assistant principal; Joe Guarino returns as assistant principal at Forest Hills Elementary school and Catherine Fanchette was reappointed assistant principal at Northside Elementary.
Gregory Kinsey, currently a high school assistant principal, will retain his title of assistant principal but is currently unassigned to a school.
Angel Parker, who had been administrative assistant principal at Forest Hills Elementary School, will retain that title but will be reassigned to a different school as the planning for the next school year progresses.